[asa] Jerry Coyne's latest blog post

From: Austerberry, Charles <cfauster@creighton.edu>
Date: Wed Apr 22 2009 - 15:57:11 EDT


Truckling to the Faithful: A Spoonful of Jesus Helps Darwin Go Down

Though I disagree with his theology, Jerry Coyne is right that honesty
requires acknowledgement of the entire spectrum of views regarding the
compatibility of theism and evolution. It wasn't long ago that the many
(perhaps majority) who see theism and evolution as compatible were too
often ignored. Now that the views of Collins, Conway Morris, the two
Millers, Haught, and others are better known, the incompatibilists are
worried that their view is being ignored. But as far as I can tell, the
incompatibilist view is still very widely seen and heard, both from the
New Atheists like Coyne and from the anti-evolutionists (whether YEC,
OEC, or ID). So, I don't blame the NCSE for emphasizing the
compatibilist view. But, Coyne may have a point that the
incompatibilists should be acknowledged a bit more (even if they are
wrong :).


Charles (Chuck) F. Austerberry

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